India Nephrology Market Report

India Nephrologist Market, By Practice (Solo, Group, and Full-time Employed); By Application (Acute & Chronic Kidney Diseases, Diabetes, Fluid & Electrolyte Disorders, Glomerulonephritis & Glomerular Diseases, Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation, Kidney-Related Metabolic Disorders, Kidney Stones, & Others); By Region (North India, South India, West India, & East India) Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017-2027

  • Published Date: June 2021
  • Report ID: BWC20371
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 131

Report Overview

Nephrology is the branch of medical science that deals with diagnosing and treating kidney diseases.  In simple words, the study of the kidney and its disorders in adults and children is known as nephrology. Nephrologists specialize in the treatment of kidney diseases.

India Nephrologist Market- Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2027

The India nephrologist market was pegged at USD 93.6 million in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 102.7 million by 2027, with a CAGR of 1.4% during the forecast period (2017-2027). An increasing number of diabetes and hypertension diseases is likely to boost the growth of the Indian market for nephrologists over the forecast period, leading to an increase in CKDs (Chronic Kidney Disease). Moreover, recent advancements in the diagnosis, as well as therapy of renal ailments, call for kidney specialists who can evaluate patients suffering from kidney disease, which in turn is driving the market growth. Furthermore, the growing geriatric population is more susceptible to diseases like kidney failure, thus increasing the number of dialysis patients around the country and boosting the growth of the India nephrologist market. The nephrologist market in India has also grown due to favorable government initiatives focusing on the early detection of diseases.

Source: BlueWeave Consulting

India Nephrologist Overview

Nephrology is the branch of medical science that deals with diagnosing and treating kidney diseases.  In simple words, the study of the kidney and its disorders in adults and children is known as nephrology. Nephrologists specialize in the treatment of kidney diseases. They specialize in kidney and renal function problems, such as diabetes and kidney failure. There are various types of kidney diseases like chronic kidney diseases (CKD), kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, polycystic kidney disease, renal hypertension, acute intrinsic kidney failure, chronic prerenal kidney failure, chronic post-renal kidney failure, and so on. The kidney is also affected by a large number of auto-immune diseases like anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease, lupus nephritis, autoantibodies to neutrophil cytoplasmic antigens (ANCA) -associated vasculitis and glomerulonephritis, IgA nephropathy, and good pastures syndrome. In order to better establish what is wrong with the kidneys, a nephrologist may do a kidney biopsy if necessary. It is worth noting that a nephrologist is not a surgeon and does not typically perform surgeries.

India Nephrologist Market Trend

Growth Drivers

Diabetes and hypertension increase the risk for (Chronic Kidney Disease) CKD

The increasing prevalence of diabetes and hypertension in India is driving the growth of the Indian nephrologist market. Diabetes and hypertension accounted for 40-60% of chronic kidney disease in India in 2018, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research. Diabetes has increased to 7.1% of India's adult population, with a higher prevalence of 28% in metropolitan areas. Today's adult population has a reported prevalence of hypertension of 17%. The condition of diabetes arises when blood glucose levels in the body become too high. Blood sugar or glucose is the primary source of energy in the body. The imbalance or improper sugar level in the body leads to several chronic diseases. Therefore, chronic diseases are driving the India nephrologist market.

Indians are more inclined to eat sweet dishes, so they have more chances to become diabetic. The changing lifestyle and consumption of heavy sugar in people's diets have increased the number of diabetic patients in the country. One in every six diabetics in the world lives in India. In 2019, the International Diabetes Federation estimated that India has 77 million diabetics, placing it second among the top ten nations for diabetics. Diabetic patients often experience kidney disease or chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aforementioned factors play a key role in driving the growth of the India nephrologist market.

Opportunities

Increasing Government Initiatives

A wide range of government schemes has been launched by the Indian government, which have fostered the growth of the nephrologist market. These initiatives benefit the Indian nephrologist market by raising awareness and making treatment available in both urban and rural areas of the country. National Rural Health Mission and National Urban Health Mission are two of the initiatives launched by the Indian government. In 2016, the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Program was launched as part of the National Health Mission (NHM) to provide free dialysis services to the poor. Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Program envisions a public-private partnership for providing dialysis services through NHM. As a result of the government's assistance, nephrologists are becoming more accessible to the general public in India. This is a significant opportunity for the Indian nephrologist market.

Restraints

Lack of Skilled Professionals

The India nephrologist market is hindered by the rising demand for skilled health care practitioners and nephrologists. An official WHO report released in 2019 stated that India will continue to face shortages of healthcare professionals in the foreseeable future. Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh are the states most affected by a shortage of healthcare providers. It is projected that only 65 million healthcare workers will be available by 2020, leaving a global shortage of 15 million even though the basic threshold for healthcare staff is 23 qualified professionals per 10,000 populations.

There are only 2600 qualified nephrologists in India, despite its population of nearly 1.36 billion. Due to a shortage of qualified nephrologists in India, the healthcare industry faces many problems. There are 1.9 nephrologists per 1 million people in India, but there are not enough nurses and technicians to perform dialysis. Furthermore, many people suffering from various illnesses may be unable to acquire the specialized care that is required. Thus, these factors impede the growth of the India nephrologist market.

Impact of COVID-19

The market for nephrologists in India has slowed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many surgeries, tests, treatment procedures, and appointments linked to nephrological illnesses have been canceled, postponed, or curtailed due to a shift in the healthcare sector's attention, especially towards COVID-associated cases. A number of hospitals had closed their dialysis facilities, according to the International Society of Nephrology. Patients on hemodialysis or ambulatory peritoneal dialysis for chronic kidney illness are one of the most vulnerable groups to COVID-19 because they already have comorbidities.

Furthermore, patients with chronic kidney disease who receive hemodialysis are substantially more likely to contract coronavirus due to frequent unavoidable exposure to the hospital environment and immunosuppression caused by chronic renal disease. In light of these concerns, a set of guidelines by the Indian Society of Nephrology was released and accepted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to limit the risk of exposure and provide efficient and safe dialysis procedures to the patients. Thus, the nephrology market remained in demand even after many health centers had ceased dialysis activities. In the post COVID-19 period, the India nephrology market is likely to revive with a healthy CAGR.

 

India Nephrologist Market: By Practice

Based on practice, the market has been segmented into solo nephrologists, group nephrologists, and full-time nephrologists. The full-time segment holds the largest share in the India Nephrologist market and is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR during the forecast period as well. This growth is attributable to the fact that full-time nephrologists have more time to learn and gain more experience in the field so that they can apply the knowledge in practical life. Typically, nephrologists work in a solo or group practice, serving as consultants to other doctors and monitoring patients with chronic kidney disease. The number of deaths attributable to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in India rose from 0.59 million in 1990 to 1.18 million in 2016. As a result, the number of full-time nephrologists has increased, propelling the India nephrologist market forward.

 

Source: BlueWeave Consulting

 

India Nephrologist Market: Regional Insights

The India nephrologist market is segmented into four regions—North India, South India, East India, and West India. The Southern part of India accounted for the largest share in India nephrologist market followed by North India. South India nephrologist market currently dominates the market and is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR during the forecast period as well. This growth can be attributed to the expanding medical infrastructure in the region, which in turn is driving the India nephrologist market. With shifting consumer preferences and lifestyles resulting in greater consumption of unhealthy snacks and foods, the pool of patients within this region has boosted market growth, which in turn has led to the growth of the India nephrologist market.

Competitive Landscape

The India nephrologist market is highly consolidated with a growing dearth of nephrologist staff throughout India. It is very difficult to find nephrologist staff in India who specialize in performing kidney transplants and related treatments that provide kidney care.

The key players in the India nephrologist market are Coimbatore Kidney Hospitals, Apollo Hospitals, Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Gleneagles Global Hospitals India, Medanta–the medicity, Artemis Hospital, Max Healthcare Super Specialty, Kovai Medical Center and Hospitals, Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, and other prominent players.

Recent Developments

·         In May 2021, J.B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals announced its entry into the field of nephrology with the establishment of a new dedicated division called "RENOVA," which will serve patients undergoing treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease.

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In April 2021, - The Department of Nephrology at the PGI, Chandigarh, announced its plan of opening an independent maintenance dialysis center for patients with end-stage kidney disease by 2023-24. The department has been designated as South Asian region's Regional Training Center.

 

Scope of the Report

Attribute

Details

Years Considered

Historical data – 2017-2020

Base Year – 2020

Forecast – 2021 – 2027

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Million

Market Coverage

North India, South India, East India, and West India

Product/Service Segmentation

By Practice, Application, and Region

Key Players

Key Players for the market are Coimbatore Kidney Hospitals, Apollo Hospitals, Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Gleneagles Global Hospitals India, Medanta–the medicity, Artemis Hospital, Max Healthcare Super Specialty, Kovai Medical Center and Hospitals, Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and other prominent players

 

 

By Practice

Ø  Solo

Ø  Group

Ø  Full time employed

By Application

Ø  Acute & Chronic Kidney Diseases

Ø  Diabetes

Ø  Fluid & Electrolyte Disorders

Ø  Glomerulonephritis & Glomerular Diseases

Ø  Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation

Ø  Kidney-Related Metabolic Disorders

Ø  Kidney Stones

Ø  Others

By Region

Ø  North India

Ø  South India

Ø  East India

Ø  West India

 

FAQs:

1.    What is the current size of the India nephrologist market?

Answer: The India nephrologist market has reached USD 93.6 million in 2020.

 

2.    What are the major factors driving the growth of the India nephrologist market?

Answer:  The major factors driving the growth of the India nephrologist market are the increasing prevalence of diabetes and hypertension diseases leads to increase in number of CKD.

3.    Who are the key players in the India nephrologist market?

Answer:  The key players in the India nephrologist market are Coimbatore Kidney Hospitals, Apollo Hospitals, Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Gleneagles Global Hospitals India, Medanta–the medicity, Artemis Hospital, Max Healthcare Super Specialty, Kovai Medical Center and Hospitals, Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and other prominent players.

4.    Which practice accounted for the largest share in the India nephrologist market?

Answer:  Based on practice, the full-time employed segment accounted for the largest share in the India nephrologist market.

5.    Which region holds the largest share in the India nephrologist market?

 

Answer: South India holds the largest share in the India nephrologist market.